The centrist group thinks they can build centrist grassroots army.
The centrist Democratic Leadership Council is closing down, it said Monday.
But with President Obama it is reflexively viewed as socialist instead of centrist.
“It should resonate,” says Matt Bennett, a co-founder of Third Way, a centrist Democratic group.
Jim Kessler with Third Way, a centrist Democratic group, describes it as “getting out of the way…more service than hindrance.”
Still, if Obama is seen as steering a middle course between unyielding partisans, that could buff his centrist credentials.
As such they were constantly cited by both Republicans and centrist deficit hawks.
He seemed allergic to the word conservative, repeatedly calling himself moderate or centrist.
1872, from French centriste, from centre (see center (n.)). Originally in English with reference to French politics; general application to other political situations is from 1890.
Where M. St. Hilaire is seen to most advantage, however, is when quietly nursing one of that weak-kneed congregation who sit in the middle of the House, and call themselves "Centrists." A French Centrist is--exceptis eoccipiendis--a man who has never been able to make up his mind, nor is likely to. ["Men of the Third Republic," London, 1873]